New Assassin's Creed Movie Images Show Michael Fassbender as Aguilar

The Assassin's Creed movie comes out in December.

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A series of new images from this year's Assassin's Creed movie have been released. The batch of pictures, posted by The Playlist, focus on main character Aguilar, one of two characters played by Michael Fassbender. The Oscar-nominated actor is looking pretty badass in these images.

In one shot, he's riding an armor-wearing horse while gritting his teeth. In another, we see a pained-looking Aguilar drawing back a bow, his dirty fingernails clutching at the string. Go to The Playlist to see all the new images.

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Assassin's Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel, and stars Fassbender as Aguilar and Callum Lynch, as well as Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael Kenneth Williams. The first trailer for the movie was released in May--watch it here. You can also watch this video that shows a stunt actor performing a real-life "leap of faith" from 125 feet in the air.

In a recent interview with Collider, Fassbender spoke about the need to strike a balance between being faithful to the game and offering audiences something new. "We really want to respect the game and the elements to it, but we also wanted to come up with our own thing," he said. "And one thing I've sort of learned from doing the franchises like X-Men is that audiences, I think, want to be surprised and to see new elements of what they already know, and different takes on it.

"Like I said, we're really respecting the very core elements of the game, but we wanted to bring something new to it as well, so that's why we have these new central characters."

Assassin's Creed hits theaters on December 21, 2016.

In other news about Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft announced today that the franchise has passed 100 million units sold. Additionally, an Assassin's Creed Ezio collection is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in November.

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LTJohnnyRico

Looking forward to seeing this and I hope it is something a little different, I don't want to watch a Game I want to watch a movie and for it to have a good story !!

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Slypher9

Why is this being released so close to star wars is beyond me... then they will wonder why it didn't crack 50mil opening..

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LTJohnnyRico

@slypher9: Yeah I know loads of people that restrict themselves to watching only one movie a month !! I however will probably watch both ... not like movie tickets are expensive now is it !!

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wayneextremity

bought mad max. real tempted to get arkham too but...picked one.

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DarthRevenX

@wayneextremity: get Assault On Arkham, it's way better trust me.....

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wayneextremity

@darthrevenx: Hahaha funny thing, I meant to post this on the xbox deals with gold article! but my phone scrolled down.

Just for that, ill get Assault on Arkham. Hopefully it'll be great

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"we're really respecting the very core elements of the game"

So the blooper reel is going to be a counter of stunt doubles shattering their spines on straw carts?